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Don't automatically follow every task

A. Person
on 3/29/16, 4:52 PM 254 views

My Odoo user automatically follows every task that is created and it fills up my inbox.  How can I prevent this?


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Fabrice Henrion (fhe)
On 3/29/16, 11:20 PM

If you are following the project in which the tasks are created, then that's the reason why you are being added as a follower of every task. If you want to avoid that, just unfollow the project.

David Todd
On 3/29/16, 5:51 PM


This might not be super helpful to you, but I found a solution similar when I was working with res.partner. 

My solution was to basically throw jQuery at the problem when we had users that would keep making companies follow themselves (among other things) 

// Hijack the confirm dialog box to be returned later

oconfirm = confirm;

confirm = function() {

//console.log.apply(console, arguments);

return true;


$('[data-fullname*="'+$('h1 .oe_form_field > .oe_form_char_content').text()+'"]').attr('checked', false); // Uncheck email for this company

$('.o_mail_redirect[title="'+$('h1 .oe_form_field > .oe_form_char_content').text()+'"]').parent().children('.o_remove_follower').trigger('click'); // Make this company unfollow itself

for(var i=0;i<names.length;i++){ // For each contact in company that follows, make them unfollow as well



confirm = oconfirm;

Now this is just a snippet and will probably not work for you, but might point you in the same direction I was headed. I suggest using your web browser's development features and technical mode in Odoo to be able to figure out the exact classes you would need to use for Tasks.

As an aside,  Navigating to Settings -> Technical -> Email -> Followers contains a list of all of those relations. Simply searching Related Partner contains your name will give you the ability to select what you don't want to follow and delete the relation

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